Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps until they can be removed; normally a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem might dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will usually perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help files that explain how they operate also as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Roxio 9 Windows 7.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in pc performance.